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Good News of the Month

March/ April

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More affordable housing units ready in city.  The federal and provincial governments invested more than $14 million in 15 affordable housing projects across the Northwest, including 52 units in Thunder Bay.  more…

Nine Thunder Bay artists nominated for music and film awards.  more…

Air Canada bringing jets back to the Thunder Bay International Airport.  more…

Bombardier Thunder Bay sets new production record. The plant built a total of 168 vehicles last year. The previous record was 100.  more…

CEDC unveils their new “Ingenuity-Ascend” Program.  more…

Aspiring lawyers Amanda Gallo and Nathan Wainwright (Cheadles LLP) led the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law to Lakehead University‘s first-ever win at the prestigious Arnup Cup competition.  more…

City of Thunder Bay‘s population is growing slowly.  Statistics Canada estimated a net gain of 851 people between 2017 and 2018.  more…

The Co-Operators Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction Raises $90,236.  more…

Thunder Bay festivals earn provincial awards.  Live on the Waterfront, Teddy Bears Picnic recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario.  Congratulations!  more…

Confederation College is proud to have celebrated the opening of a Smudging Room on campus. The room will be used for traditional ceremonies, including smudging, and offer a quiet place for Elders to meet with students. Smudging is a ceremonial practice of purification or cleansing.

Days Inn Thunder Bay North is the recipient of the prestigious Chairman’s Award, which continues to be the standard for recognizing the elite group of Days Inns & Hotels by Wyndham that meet the highest level of quality.  more…

Congratulations to Tracy Kennedy of Days Inn Thunder Bay North for being named their 2018 General Manager of the Year!  more…

Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) is starting development work for a proposed new transmission line between Thunder Bay, Atikokan and Dryden.  more…

Discount Chamber travel partner, Indus Travel, named Emirates Agency of the Year – Congratulations! more…

Efforts to recruit skilled foreign workers to northern Ontario paying off, La Société Économique de l’Ontario‘s Yaye Peukassa says.  more…

The Lakehead Social Planning Council now has funding for five more years to tackle homelessness in our community.  more…

Lakehead University researchers receive $1.2 million.  One research project will study the experiences of ‘disbelieved’ sexual assault victims.  more…

Jason Mallon stepping down as Executive Director of Lakehead University‘s Thunderwolves Hockey.   Athletics Director Tom Warden thanks him for all he has done for the University and the hockey team.  more…

Major Midget Kings make history with NAPHL title.  more…

The North of Superior Film Association extends heartfelt thanks for the enthusiastic response shown for the 26th Northwest Film Fest. more…

Nominations are now open for the Northern Ontario Business Awards.  more…

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre and supporting sponsors, including the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC), were happy to announce “clAIm” took the top spot at the inaugural FinTech HackIT event.  The team of 4 came up with a working app to report claims that also would detect fraud through data sets.  more…

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is honoured to receive the World Lottery Association’s (WLA) 2018 Best Overall Responsible Gambling Program award in recognition of its PlaySmart program.  more…

The 2019 navigation season has officially begun in the Port of Thunder Bay with the arrival of two vessels on Thursday, March 28. MV Kaministiqua arrived at 08:00 Thursday morning to take the Top Hat title, an honour bestowed upon the first vessel to transit Lake Superior and arrive in the Port of Thunder Bay to open the shipping season.  more…

Confederation College and the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre are partnering to deliver a new Experiential Entrepreneurship course thanks to a financial contribution from RBC Foundation of $175,000 over two years. Part of RBC’s Future Launch initiative, the new course will focus on skill development in team environments.  more…

Resolute Forest Products named one of the safest mills in Canada for 2018.  more…

Sail Superior Adventures, a harbour tour operator in Thunder Bay, is among the beneficiaries of a series of investments announced Wednesday by the provincial government. The company has been awarded $456,000 for the purchase of a new catamaran.  more…

Robin Cooper, a tireless volunteer with the Shelter House and other community organizations, was the recipient of the 2019 respect. Award at Diversity Thunder Bay’s 13th Annual Celebration Breakfast for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  more…

TBT Engineering named one of Canada’s top small and medium employers of 2019.  more…

United Way of Thunder Bay shared its local love and appreciation with a crowd of over 200 local donors and volunteers at the organization’s Volunteer Appreciation Campaign Celebration & Awards, which was sponsored by Bell and the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre.  more…

Sandra Albertson of United Way of Thunder Bay retires.  Happy retirement, Sandra!  more…

The UPS Store #96 celebrates 25 years in business.  Happy Anniversary! 

Westfort Foods donated $1,000.00 in gift cards to Shelter House. They collected these funds through an in-store promotion. more…

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